One mile off the Taconic in a nondescript strip mall lies one of Westchester’s best-kept baking secrets. Dream Cakes is a family-owned bakery with 25 years of baking experience. They specialize in creating fanciful cakes (including one in the shape of a hamburger), but also offer standout decorated cupcakes.
From a distance, this round hamburger cake looks like the real thing, complete with lettuce, mustard, and ketchup. It’s all colored buttercream, including the “seeds” on the bun. In reality, the bun is vanilla cake; the patty is chocolate cake, and inside is a ribbon of fudge. The cake started as a special the bakery created for Father’s Day, but it has turned into a summertime staple (meaning, yes, they have it in stock; in fall and winter, order at least two days in advance). Aiming to please is part of the owner’s motto: “You dream it, we make it.” And yes, junk-food junkies: they also do a pizza- slice cake for custom orders.